About this release

This weekly release by Public Health Scotland presents data on COVID-19 across NHS Scotland.

Main Points

  • In Scotland, in the week ending 24 October 2022, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 141,400 (95% credible interval: 119,200 to 165,700), equating to 2.69% of the population, or around 1 in 35 people (Source: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey, UK - Office for National Statistics)
  • In the week ending 30 October 2022, there were 47 deaths involving COVID-19 (5 more than the previous week)  (Source: National Records of Scotland)
  • In the week ending 06 November 2022, there were on average 717 patients in hospital with COVID-19, a 12.5% decrease from the previous week ending 30 October 2022 (819)
  • In the week ending 06 November 2022 there were 13 new admissions to Intensive Care Units (ICUs) with a laboratory confirmed test of COVID-19, an increase of 3 from the previous week (30 October 2022)
  • By week ending 06 November 2022 of the 1,369,785 people vaccinated for COVID-19 as part of the Winter 2022 vaccination programme, 92.7% were vaccinated for Flu at the same vaccination appointment

The response to the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have a wider impact on health and care as a result of the lockdown, economic pressures and changes to health services.


Since the start of the outbreak, Public Health Scotland (PHS) has been monitoring a number of key indicators to assess the impact of the virus, including demands on the health system.

This report summarises the current COVID-19 data in Scotland, presenting statistics on estimated infection levels from the ONS COVID Infection Survey, wastewater infection levels, reproduction (R) number, reported COVID-19 cases, COVID-19 hospital and ICU admissions and Flu and COVID-19 Winter 2022 Vaccination Programme uptake.

Further information

The next release of this publication will be 16 November 2022.

Find out more

Previous Publications

Versions of the Weekly national respiratory report publication released before 30 November 2022 may be found on the Public Health Scotland website.

Versions of the COVID-19 weekly statistical report publication released before 30 November 2022 may be found on the Public Health Scotland website.

Open data

Open data from this publication is available from the following weblinks:

Further data

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Older versions of this publication

Versions of this publication released before 16 March 2020 may be found on the Data and Intelligence, Health Protection Scotland or Improving Health websites.

Last updated: 20 November 2023
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